Dottie Dodgion

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Dorothy Giaimo, 23 September 1929, Brea, California, USA. After working as a singer, Dodgion began playing drums when she was in her early twenties, following the example of her father, Chuck Giaimo. She played drums first with a trio, gradually learning her new trade sitting in with various bands and at after-hours sessions. When she married saxophonist Jerry Dodgion in the mid-50s, she was actively encouraged to develop her skills and was soon working in Las Vegas with musicians such as Carl... Read more

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